&Daughter believes that a jumper treated with care should last a lifetime. Working with just five yarns, and five makers, the knitwear label also believes in the beauty and strength of a local and specialist supply chain, and it is committed to supporting unique and historic industries that date back hundreds of years, representing generations of craftsmanship and knowledge passed through time.
Here’s a situation most mothers can probably relate to: mother-of-four Mariam Syed needed footwear that made her feel polished, but heels were categorically no longer an option. Her solution? Drawing on her family heritage of leather craftmanship, she created a collection of flats that were classic, chic, and oh-so comfortable (no matter how much running around she did). We especially love the Isla Slides and Audrey Sandals.
A’court was born out of the desire to redefine the traditional fashion model. Cutting in small quantities with the finest materials and impeccable craftsmanship A'court aims to keep waste and over production to a minimum. Every piece is designed and tailored to be season-less, buy now, cherish forever.
Addison Ross is a family-owned company that started life as a gallery in the Scottish Borders in 1978, eventually becoming the Addison Ross Gallery in Belgravia’s Eaton Terrace, where it was instrumental in launching the careers of many up-and-coming artists. Having made a name for itself with its handmade frames, today Addison Ross is our go-to favourite for their scalloped trays, jewellery boxes and chic alarm clocks.
Agua by Agua Bendita
A showstopping mix of chic silhouettes and statement prints, Agua By Agua Bendita is the resortwear brand co-founded by Mariana Hinestroza and Catalina Álvarez. The creative duo hail from Colombia, and their work is an ode to their origins, embracing all the colour and culture of Latin America. From glamorous swimwear to dazzling cocktail dresses, the designs are decorated with hand-drawn illustrations and artisanal embroidery that celebrate the exotic flora and fauna of their homeland. It’s an enchanting and elegant aesthetic, brimming with Latino luxe.
Alice Palmer & Co
Heavenly homewares are the calling card of this beautiful English brand. Frustrated by her failure to find a lampshade to her liking, Alice Palmer decided to create her own. The resulting designs have a quirky charm, with bright, block-printed and embroidered fabrics crafted into gorgeous statement shades. Since then, Alice’s eponymous label has expanded its repertoire to include lamp bases, cushions, rugs and all manner of delightfully decorative objects – each inviting piece capturing the perfect blend of comfort and chic.
A demi-fine jewellery brand that is rooted in literature and art, Alighieri was founded by Zambia-born Rosh Mahtani in 2014. Conceived during a dark time in Mahtani’s life, and drawing inspiration from Dante Alighieri’s Divine Comedy (a work that brought her solace in her moment of adversity), Aligheri is a collection of modern heirlooms that celebrate the beauty in imperfection, and the strength that can be found in human vulnerability.
Injecting instant style at the flick of a switch, Alvaro Picardo’s simple yet striking lampshades are a visual delight. The Spanish-born, London-based creative transforms classic light fittings into delightful conversation pieces, hand-painting elegant parchment shades with striking matte stripes, glossy starbursts and dazzling diamond checks, all worked in luscious Farrow & Ball colours. And besides his own beautifully crafted creations, Picardo offers a bespoke service, conjuring unique designs in the pattern and palette of your choice. With lampshades as stunning as Alvaro Picardo’s, what else can we say but “Let there be light!”
European children seem to have style in their DNA. Luckily for British kids, there is Amaia to ensure they’re as smartly dressed as their Continental cousins. Spanish-born founder and mother of three, Amaia Arrieta, spotted a need for chic childrenswear when she moved to London. And so her namesake brand was born, offering beautiful looks for babies, boys and girls. Whether it’s sweet smocked dresses, charming corduroy rompers or lovely little shoes, Amaia creates timeless treasures; designs as precious as your little ones themselves.
Amuse La Bouche
Want to breathe new life into your home? Make Amuse Le Bouche your first port of call: the London-based design hub specialises in unique artisan textiles, handblown glassware and statement ceramics in bold hues and patterns, and it’s driven by its passion for bringing people together to share food, celebrate moments and reconnect.
Los Angeles-based clothing and swimwear brand Anemos was founded in 2018 by former Stella McCartney press officer Lauren Arapage and ex-Moda Operandi buying director Joshua Shaub. A love of minimalism and a focus on sustainability are at the heart of this brand, and its design sensibility fuses laidback Californian ease with the slick modernity of New York City.
Anna Bu Kliewer
Anna Bu Kliewer is a London-based mixed-media artist who was born in Ukraine and raised in Germany (‘Gerkrainian’, as Kliewer likes to call it). With an aesthetic that incorporates both analogue and digital collage, her still and moving images transform found imagery into a new, surreal context, challenging perceptions of identity and environment.
Anna Mason’s story is one of a life spent pursuing a vision. A graduate of the Royal College of Art’s Fashion Design master’s degree, Anna held design roles at Karl Lagerfeld in Paris, and MaxMara and Valentino in Italy, before returning to the UK, where in 2012, she launched her own collection. Described as feminine, wearable and timeless, her designs are at once classic and modern; a romantic nod to the past invigorated with a youthful spin.
Former textile designer Isabel Rio was born and raised in a little Spanish town where nature, sea and family are intrinsically connected — and today her footwear brand is all about being human, local, genuine and responsible. Each of its espadrilles is unique, and crafted by artisans using traditional techniques of Spanish masters. Think of Antonia’s as your shortcut to an endless summer.
Created collaboratively with independent Moroccan artisans, the handworked homewares from Livvy Wentworth-Stanley’s London-based brand are a lively blend of traditional technique and contemporary design. From dazzling jewel-toned vases to dizzying marbled ceramics and dramatic geometric rugs, the results are true conversation pieces – richly coloured and effortlessly cool. In other words, precisely what every chic home requires.
Founded by London-based graphic designer Anna Vail, homeware brand Balu London has laidback luxury is at the heart of everything it does. Created to take the stress out of hosting, the brand is on a mission to help you dress your home with as much care and personality as you’d dress yourself — whether you’re planning a lavish dinner party, or intimate get-togethers are more your style.
Baukjen is a London-based womenswear label that has environmental, ethical and sustainable style at its heart. Its mission is to drive meaningful and lasting change in the industry, and celebrate slow fashion with timeless designs that empower women, giving them a boost of confidence when they need it most — and we think its bold prints and rich palette do exactly that.
Bedfolk exists to help you wind down well. Bedfolk takes comfort essentials that mean you can sink into the most relaxing parts of your day, whenever you feel the call to unwind.
Are you sitting comfortably? Then we’ll begin: storytelling is always front and centre for London-based artist and designer Bell Hutley. Drawing inspiration from nature, children’s literature and folklore, Bell’s darkly romantic aesthetic and bold use of colour, alongside her innately whimsical references, infuse her creations with an heirloom-like quality.
Bertioli by Thyme
Bertioli by Thyme is a mother-daughter team that draws inspiration from a love of nature, and a desire to nourish humans and the planet they live on, to create products for everyday living. Depicting botanicals found in habitats such as woodlands and water meadows, the brand’s nature-rich aesthetic plays out in their beautiful linens, tablescaping and crockery.
Fans of Beulah’s romantic, feminine aesthetic are drawn by far more than its charming floral dresses and dreamy separates. Launched in 2011 by Natasha Rufus Isaacs and Lavinia Brennan, Beulah has been at the forefront of responsible dressing from day one – hailed as the originator of luxe ethical chic. Its mission? To empower vulnerable women globally by incorporating traditional craft techniques into its collections. The results are beautiful in both style and sensibility. Don’t believe us? Just ask Kate Moss, Sienna Miller and the Duchess of Cambridge…
Inspired by antiques dealer and interiors designer Birdie Fortescue's trips to Portugal, the brand’s new Lisboa collection puts a fresh spin on the city’s signature decorative arts. Jewelled hues, bold block prints and artisanal finishes evoke the dynamic spirit of the capital, and are designed to fit seamlessly into your home.
Borgo De Nor
Cofounders Carmen Borgonovo and Joana de Noronha cite free-spirited, independent and fearless women as the inspiration for Borgo de Nor’s DNA — think artists like Frida Kahlo, Lenora Carrington and Hilma af Klint. So forget dress codes, seasons and trends: instead, the label’s romantic silhouettes and surreal bespoke prints are all about individualism, empowerment and bringing joy into your wardrobe all year round.
The daughter of a fine jewellery designer who was inclined to keep pieces he believed were too beautiful to sell (a very relatable approach to accessories), London-based designer Alona Shelemy fell in love with the world of jewellery at a young age. By Alona is inspired by her Middle Eastern and European background, and seeks to translate the lost treasures of the Mediterranean into an effortless-yet-opulent aesthetic.
Sophie Howard founded By Pariah in London in 2016, having been inspired by a National Geographic article about the Pariah parts of the Caribbean. At once sophisticated and playful, the brand has a love of raw, untouched materials at its heart, and is driven by its desire to create fine jewellery pieces that don’t compromise on quality or ethics.
The freedom of the open road, the warmth of sunlight on your shoulders, the scent of an open fire… Cara Cara infuses its year-round pieces with the joyful spirit of adventure. Entirely female-founded, owned and operated, the brand creates clothes that embody casual glamour, and are designed for real women. We love the crisp poplin finishes, house-designed prints and vintage-inspired details that have become the label’s signature.
Designed to instill a sense of calm (and honestly who doesn’t need that, these days?), London-based Chilean artist Carla Ilanos’ work is inspired by women, interiors and fashion. We love her floral prints for their abstract aesthetic and strong sense of shape and colour — they're perfect for providing moments of joy.
Carolina Irving & Daughters
For those moments in life when you need a little joy, look to this art-inspired lifestyle and homewares brand. Taking the family’s shared love of art, travel and entertaining as a starting point, Carolina Irving & Daughters remasters ancient motifs and decorative patterns, creating modern, joyful and purposeful pieces that are designed to be mixed and matched, set alfresco or indoors.
Casa De Folklore
Casa de Folklore was founded by Romanian-born textile designer Alice Munteanu to pay tribute to the traditional Romanian folk art that was so integral to her childhood. With each one-of-a-kind piece sourced directly from an artisan, this intensely personal project is borne out of a love for handmade craftsmanship, and a belief in the enduring nature of traditions and stories.
Net-a-Porter and Matches Fashion alum Josefina Theo founded vacationwear label Casa Raki in 2018. An Argentinean-born fashion photographer who spent most of her childhood by the sea, she wanted to translate her luxury ecommerce experience into a sustainable luxury brand that would take her back to her roots and transport her to the places she enjoys the most. Make her linen co-ords your new suitcase essential.
CasaCarta founder Misty Minton likes to think of a home as an extension of one’s personality: “Adding a pop of colour, handpicking a playful accessory or investing in a large statement piece: I see it all as a type of reflective expression.” This ethos is front and centre in her collection of textiles, tableware, decorative accessories and home fragrance, which fuses a standout, one-of-a-kind aesthetic with a commitment to everyday functionality.
Art historian Cece Fein Hughes interweaves Celtic, Byzantine and Renaissance stories with fairy tale and retro tattoo motifs to create fine jewellery that is infused with symbolism and a certain mysticism. Each ring is meticulously crafted, forged by hand in recycled 18ct yellow gold before being hand-engraved and painted, and finally embellished with pearls and star-set diamonds. We like to think of them as perfectly precious heirloom pieces.
Overthinkers, rejoice: Samantha Cameron’s London-based label, Cefinn, is here to shoulder some of your mental workload. Taking the stress out of getting dressed, each piece is easy to wear, understated and endlessly versatile, taking you through breakfast with the family, those dreaded back-to-back meetings and a much-needed evening out with friends.
Christopher Farr Editions
The brainchild of artist and designer Christopher Farr and his business partner Matthew Bourne, CF Editions works with some of the world’s top artists and designers, both past and present, to create rugs that unite superior textile craftsmanship with contemporary design vision. Collaborators have included William Scott, Gary Hume, Sandra Blow, Terry Frost and Anni Albers, and each piece is fabricated to the most exacting standards and delivered with a signed certificate of authenticity.
Celebrating the beauty and intricacy of everyday objects, jewellery and ceramics brand Completedworks uses primarily recycled materials to craft its signature sculptural creations that weave, loop, twist, flow, enfold and expand to explore broader questions about the human condition, history, politics and the language of art.
Swim fans, breathe a sigh of relief: COSSIE+CO is creating swimwear for the modern woman. With an aesthetic that intentionally transcends seasons and trends, it’s all about simplicity, a celebration of colour, and those little design details that help you feel 100% confident, 100% of the time.
Crafted for Collagerie
Taking our passion for heritage techniques to chic new heights, Crafted for Collagerie shines a spotlight on artisanal design. The limited-edition collaboration sees six independent labels create strikingly original homewares – each brand blending its own aesthetic with Collagerie’s unique vision to craft exceptional pieces rich in colour and creativity.
Fuss-free luxury is something of a Collagerie hallmark, so Cultiver couldn’t be better suited to our site. The homewares brand understands the delight derived from using premium products in everyday life – whether it’s a baby-soft bath towel, a sumptuous silk pillowcase, simple yet stylish table linen or a bedsheet bundle in featherlight flax. Worked in gorgeous, chalky colours and the finest natural fabrics, Cultiver designs only improve with age, transforming timeless daily rituals into truly pleasurable pastimes.
Imagine the ultimate jewel-box brand, rich in homewares, objet d’art and accessories. This is Dar Leone – a treasure trove of dazzling buys in vibrant shades. Founded by Sierra Leonean-American, Isatu Funna, the brand is inspired by her wanderlust and by memories of her childhood in Freetown. African-sourced delights abound, from ancient Nomoli soapstone figures, to hand-woven Ghanaian baskets, beaded Cameroonian stools and technicolour textiles. The result is a breathtaking mix of colour and craftsmanship that promises to enrich your life.
Gabby Deeming launched Daydress with just one piece in mind: an effortlessly simple soft cotton shirt dress. Originally drawing inspiration from brightly coloured block printed cottons she encountered while on holiday in Jaipur, today Daydress features a variety of versatile styles, each created using the original Daydress block prints. We like to think of it as summer dressing, sorted.
Dear Frances wants to slow fashion down. Working with a team of artisan shoemakers in Italy, the brand is developing a new kind of luxury by utilising sustainable materials and processes, and its modern creations are the perfect complement to a classic capsule wardrobe.
Desmond & Dempsey
Desmond & Dempsey make pyjamas. And not just any old pyjamas: by their own admission, they’re fancy pyjamas, made for ‘the pleasure of our leisure’. And while we’re quoting them, we might as well do it properly: in their own words, these pyjamas are ‘Made for prancing! Dancing! Wooing the madding crowd! Wear them inside, wear them outside. A pair of D&Ds are as good in bed as they are at the breakfast table.’ We couldn’t have said it better ourselves.
Curious minds, take note: Dévé’s modern artefacts are set to become a new favourite. With an emphasis on classic, sculptural and minimalist silhouettes, the brand’s jewellery, luxury objects and vintage oddities transcend seasons and trends, instead prioritising a dedication to craftsmanship, sustainability and ethical practices. We love the way their reimagined classic hoop elevates any ensemble.
London and Wiltshire-based art dealer Domenica Marland forever won our hearts with her belief that art should always be accessible, and that it’s one of the most effective ways to brighten up your home. We love these abstract, organically inclined prints — and we’ve officially got a newfound obsession with botanical seaweed works.
Dr Jackson's Skincare
It’s easy being green with Dr Jackson’s Skincare, a plant-powered, science-led beauty and wellness brand that’s on a mission to protect both your skin and the planet. Its lineup of skincare products and organic teas are vegan and cruelty-free, and its ‘led by science, inspired by nature’ ethos draws from founder Dr S. J. Jackson’s two decades of research into indigenous plants and their uses in traditional medicines.
Starting life as a made-to-order atelier, Emilia Wickstead started showing ready-to-wear collections for the SS12 season, and since then, the label has gone from strength to strength. Known for her modern silhouettes and strong colour use, Emilia’s name has become synonymous with modern femininity — and her new swimwear collection is a study in bold floral prints and ultra-flattering vintage-inspired silhouettes.
Erdem Moralioglu MBE is a storyteller at heart, and his collections champion noteworthy women in a particular moment and place in time. Poetic, powerful and ageless, his inimitable language of femininity transcends fashion, and he is dedicated to the notion of clothes as not just something to put on, but as an agent of expression and emotion.
EVARAE is a love letter to the ocean, and to the earth. The sustainable swim and ready-to-wear brand was founded in 2016 by Georgia Thompson, who wanted to espouse a ‘buy less, buy better’ philosophy. EVARAE’s pieces are designed with longevity in mind, it runs a free repair service and a recycling initiative, and all the swimwear is made from regenerated materials (even the swing tags are sustainable: crafted from seed paper, they will grow and bloom when planted).
For Poppy Wall, there was no way pregnancy was going to curtail her candle obsession. So when she learned of the negative effects of synthetic fragrance in candles (including the high toxin levels released when they burn), she and her husband Sam set about creating 100% natural, chemical-free home fragrance products. Designed to use scent to enrich people’s lives naturally, Eym’s aromatherapy blends will have a positive effect on your emotional wellbeing — whether it’s sleep, relaxation, restoration or meditation you seek.
Designed by women, for women, Galvan was founded in London in 2014 with the raison d’etre of reimagining eveningwear for the modern day. Today, the brand is renowned for encapsulating all elements of a polished wardrobe — think everything from day-to-night separates to effortless resortwear, all infused with Galvan’s clean aesthetic and easy versatility.
Gigi Burris Millinery
Meet your new head girl, milliner Gigi Burris. Fall finds her eponymous brand crafting felt trilbies, cowboy hats, berets and boyish peaked caps; summer brings the sweetest straw sunhats and swish Panamas, while elegant events are beautifully served with chic cocktail veils, bows and barrettes. All handcrafted in New York using artisanal techniques and responsibly sourced materials, it’s safe to say that when it comes to stylish headwear, Gigi Burris has you covered.
Good News London
Here’s some good news: these are good shoes with a tiny footprint. Featuring sustainable packaging, and crafted from organic and recycled materials that limit the impact on the planet, Good News shoes are designed to tread lightly (in every sense of the phrase). The Roopa boots are at the top of our wishlist this Christmas.
For founder Kate Kindersley, Hadeda is all about highlighting the enduring value of craft over mass production, and sharing the magic, wonder, tradition and excitement of new design discoveries. Hadeda’s home and lifestyle collections are sourced from artisans and co-ops in Africa and all over the world — think hand-woven wall baskets, one-off ceramics, Malawi cane furniture, hand-loomed textiles and more.
There are many reasons to love sustainable knitwear brand, Herd. Here are our top three: it uses wool sourced locally, from Lancashire, Yorkshire and Cumbria; its wools are dyed without the use of toxic chemicals, so everything is fully circular; and its buttons are made from Tagua nut, a tree which relies on the biodiversity of the rainforest to survive, so its trade value prevents Amazonian deforestation (sometimes even tiny things can make a big difference).
London-based Hot Pottery was founded in 2020 by a group of friends who love entertaining, and believe that great food should be showcased on great tableware. The brand is committed to supporting small, independent ceramic artists and makers from around the world, whose creations are designed to be the perfect companion for good times with friends and family.
While studying at Central Saint Martins, Huishan Zhang was handpicked by Delphine Arnault to spend his third year working in Christian Dior’s leather goods and haute couture ateliers. The Chinese-born, London-based designer launched his eponymous label in 2012, mapping out his design DNA, inspiration and direction through his national identity: this ‘Eastern heritage meets Western influences’ philosophy plays out in romantic, sophisticated pieces that embrace ageless femininity, strong silhouettes and directional details.
Sisters Hermoine and Ellie Gee founded interiors brand Hum London because they ‘wanted to create a youthful take on the classic lampshade, to come up with designs that were both joyful and elegant’. Fusing whimsical style with elevated craftsmanship, and uniting Ellie and Hermoine’s backgrounds in fashion and costume design, these hand-painted pieces are brimming with creativity.
If there’s any swimwear label that needs no introduction, it’s Hunza G. Having first made a name for itself in the 1980s with its signature crinkle-stretch fabrication and high-cut designs (not to mention *that* cut-out dress in Pretty Woman), the brand was relaunched by Georgiana Huddart in 2015. Today, its modern-nostalgia aesthetic puts a contemporary spin on beachwear — and its ‘one size fit’ mantra means its swimwear can sculpt and support all shapes.
If Only If
Discover this beautiful sleepwear brand and restless hours should become a thing of the past. Its exquisitely pretty silk slips and charming vintage-style nightdresses embrace a conscious take on design – from 100% natural materials to Earth-friendly, ethical practices. With slow fashion as its mantra, and looks for women of every size and age, you can rest easy knowing If Only If nightwear has kindness, comfort and craftmanship in every stitch.
The proprietary Irene Forte Skincare range achieves outstanding results with natural ingredients in formulations shaped by 35 years of skincare research and development. Based on the research of her Scientific Director Dr. Francesca Ferri - a pioneer in the medical use of plant extracts to treat skin conditions - Irene has introduced novel ingredients in products which have shown profound results in independent clinical and user trials. Irene Forte Skincare products are suitable for all skin types and have even been clinically approved for sensitive skin.
Shopping responsibly has become fashion’s foremost ethos, and few brands adhere to the “buy less, buy better” philosophy with a greater dedication than Issue Twelve. Committed to high quality materials, ethical practices and a transparent supply chain, they craft timeless, utilitarian pieces designed to elevate your wardrobe, year in, year out. Think scalpel-sharp tailoring, mannish shirts, refined shirt dresses and elegant trench coats. These are the building blocks of a stylish wardrobe; classic staples that never lose their allure. Smart shopping starts here…
Proving that sometimes all it takes is one brilliant idea, the journey of J&M Davidson started with a single belt, inspired by equestrian bridles. Starting life as a small leather goods brand, founded in the vibrant heart of Notting Hill in 1984, over the years the range grew to encompass handbags, luggage and ready-to-wear capsule collection, all epitomising its ethos and heritage of creativity, craftsmanship and understated luxury.
Joanna Ling Ceramics
From a garden studio in London, ceramicist Joanna Ling crafts clay pieces whose form and decorative elements take inspiration from the countryside, fields and woods of England. Given this serene foundation, and her artist background running the Cecil Beaton archive at Sotheby’s, it’s probably no surprise that Ling cherishes moments of singularity in a world of mass production, and why each work she creates is entirely unique and handmade.
Kalinko founder Sophie Dundas moved to Yangon, Burma, on a whim, in search of adventure. One year turned into seven, and even though she’s now back in the UK, it’s still her home away from home. With the aim of supporting Burmese crafters in building sustainable businesses, Kalinko is Sophie’s curation of handmade homewares that showcase techniques honed over generations.
Did you know that a diamond often exchanges hands over 20 times after being mined? And did you know that makes it almost impossible to know where it came from and under what conditions it was extracted from the earth? With a motto of ‘Made, not mined’, Kimaï is a made-to-order jewellery brand that delivers true traceability: its solid solid 18k gold pieces are crafted from recycled gold and lab-grown diamonds, which means the control the process from design to delivery (murky middlemen not required).
Kirstie Le Marque
London-based jewellery brand Kirstie Le Marque is a meeting of the magpie tendencies and creative minds of friends Kirstie and Claire. Working directly with family-run manufacturers in Jaipur, they create diamond pieces with a vintage-inspired edge, designed to be worn every day and treasured forever.
KS Creative Pottery
Kate Sellers’ love of Sicilian design, along with her expert pottery skills, inspired her to launch small-batch handmade tableware brand K.S. Creative Pottery. Crafted from Staffordshire White stoneware clay and coloured slips, her creations are playful and truly one of a kind.
The patron saint of hat lovers everywhere, Le Hat’s mission is to create pieces that are travel friendly and adjustably sized (to make buying them online a stress-free experience). As if that weren’t enough, the brand does things with print and colour that are nothing short of head-turning, and its hats are sustainably made and packaged. If you ask us, it’s a no-brainer.
Le Monde Beryl
Imagine a Venn diagram of sensible and sophisticated: the overlap is where you’ll find Le Monde Beryl (and thank goodness for that). Originally taking inspiration from the traditional Venetian gondolier’s shoe, Lily Atherton Hanbury and Katya Shyfrin’s footwear label now encompasses decorative traditions and references spanning many countries and eras, including ancient Egyptian scrolls, Byzantine metalwork and the Mughal Empire’s ornate compositions.
Little Liffner twists the traditions of modern minimalism, fusing a contemporary Scandinavian aesthetic with traditional Italian craftsmanship. The label is centred on subtle-statement items (think a ‘less is more’ mantra, rather than ‘too much is never enough’), offering a playful perspective on accessories via sculptural silhouettes and well-placed pops of colour.
When it comes to fabrics, London Velvet is all about juxtaposition, pairing the strength of leather with the softness of velvet in a way that just, well, works. Collaborating closely with the most renowned and skilled artisans in Istanbul, the brand offers everything from one-of-a-kind backpacks and leather portfolios to journals, guest books and more.
Artisanal technique, glorious colour, rainbow stripes… UK-based light-fitting label Loving String ticks all Collagerie’s most beloved boxes. The brains (and skills) behind the brand belong to Sarah Harley, who handcrafts the distinctive cotton yarn lampshades from her Dorset studio. Available in a variety of styles, from mini to maxi sizes, in skinny or supersized stripes, and in ready-picked colours or your own bespoke palette: what can we say – we’re loving Loving String!
Lucy Delius is a jewellery brand that deftly treads the line between referencing and respecting what has gone before and innovating with a truly modern sentiment. Her pieces are crafted in solid gold with ethically sourced precious and semi-precious stones, and each has a focus on material longevity, classic silhouettes, and modern, unique shapes as its heart.
Finding the sweet spot between centuries-honed craftsmanship and state-of-the-art spirit, House of Macian is truly a footwear brand for our time. Delivering a modern take on classic designs, its loafers, brogues and boots reflect the artisanal heritage of its British craftsmen (whose working lineage can be traced back 900 years). This is bold footwear for fearless fashion lovers – a feminine spin on masculine style that proves power-dressing starts from the ground up.
In a world where we all want to stand out from the crowd just a little bit (or, let’s be honest, a lot), Maison Margaux is a secret weapon. Founded by a team of industry experts who travel the world to find the most unique pieces every season, its lineup of beautiful linens, tableware, candles, cutlery, glassware, bespoke accessories and more is utterly exquisite.
Hailed as the epitome of quiet luxury, Maria McManus’s elegantly pared-back womenswear is a paean to the beauty of restraint. Crafted in a palette of neutral tones, with a focus on conscious design, its simple silhouettes are elevated with unconventional touches – a slashed sleeve here, a drawstring waist there – worked to subtly striking effect. From precision tailoring to sumptuous knits, the result is a virtuoso performance in modern power dressing.
Founded in 2016 by Vancouver-born sisters Marina and Francesca Moscone, Marina Moscone prioritises tactility above all else: fabrics are twisted and draped to communicate the subtle tension inherent between masculinity and femininity. The brand is led by a process that explores the relationship between materials and craftsmanship, and its modern silhouettes, rendered in luxurious fabrics, are crafted to the most exacting of standards.
When Alexandra O'Neill founded her womenswear label in 2017, she named it Markarian, after the grouping of galaxies, as a nod to her love of celestial romanticism and whimsical design. As part of her mission to minimise waste and support local craftsmanship, each of O’Neill’s pieces are made to order, and all her collections are designed and produced in New York.
Marlo Laz transports you beyond borders, to a world of mesmerising gemstones, timeless designs and a bohemian spirit. Creative director and designer Jesse Marlo Lazowki is inspired by the world, and the label’s rare, unexpected and exquisite jewellery bring that inspiration to life through bold gemstone pairings, elaborate engravings and flawless craftsmanship.
This Australian ready-to-wear brand’s name is a portmanteau of the words ‘matte’, as in not shiny, and ‘eau’, as in the French word for water — we think that wordplay is as slick as their styling. Its ethos of considered simplicity permeates every element of its design process, with each piece designed with timelessness and integrity in mind.
‘Buy less, buy better’ is the philosophy that inspires Mondo Corsini: think effortless elegance, timeless design and flawless craftsmanship, and a relaxed, easeful aesthetic. A platform for creative collaboration and curation, it was founded by Susan Corsini, a London-based Australian whose lifelong passion for travel, adventure, art and design comes to life in Mondo Corsini’s effortlessly elegant collection.
Muzungu Sisters is a brand with heart and soul. The team has travelled the world in search of the most unique, beautiful, and sustainable fabrics, and the best embroiderers, weavers, and ateliers. These timeless heirloom pieces are ethically handmade, handwoven and hand-embroidered in fully certified ethical production facilities exceeding International Labour Organisation standards, or cottage industries of women working from home to sustain their livelihoods while looking after their families.
Close your eyes, and imagine you’re putting on your favourite jumper. From the warmth to comfort, suddenly it feels like everything is going to be ok. Navygrey wants to create things that bring that feeling back. Inspired by the knitwear she’s loved throughout her life, founder Rachel believes that the perfect jumper can make us feel good, look good, and help us to do good.
Vanissa Antonious’ accessories brand celebrates her Egyptian heritage and childhood spent in Australia. A designer with a passion for art history and storytelling, Antonious harnesses the fluidity of minimalism, combined with a crafted femininity, to explore form and function. NEOUS' sculptural pieces are handmade in Italy by independent artisans using traditional handwork techniques, and each is hand selected for its tonal variations and unique natural marks.
In our ongoing search for treasured items that last a lifetime, Noble Macmillan stands out. Tucked away in the same Kensington Mews where it was launched more than 30 years ago, this self-described ‘unashamedly traditional’ leather goods brand first made a name for itself with photo frames and albums, and today stocks a wide range of games, accessories, stationery and other luxury gifts.
Stockholm-based pyjama label Nufferton was launched with one simple idea in mind: to update classic nightwear for contemporary times. If getting cosy is on your radar (and if it’s not, it should be), look to the brand’s signature striped sets for ultimate comfort.
On The Island
A sun-drenched sensibility is at the heart of London-based resortwear brand, On The Island. Newly relaunched, its modern take on hot weather dressing takes shape via exclusive, contemporary art inspired prints, sophisticated silhouettes, and a bold, confident approach to colour. From swimwear and elevated coverups to silk dresses for dinner, each piece is inspired by the sun-warmed skin, windblown hair and pure bliss of your favourite holiday destination.
The brainchild of Rowena Morgan-Cox, a multi-disciplinary creative born and raised in South London, Palefire is designed to offer an antidote to the prevailing minimalist mood. Her flamboyant aesthetic draws inspiration from the spirit and romance of historical art and design moments like Art Nouveau, the Omega Workshops, Abstract Expressionism, and mid-century Murano glass-making — from Buoy pendant lights to Diablo uplighters, these are homewares that will light up your life.
For the Paper London team, everything starts with just that — a blank piece of paper. Then they pick a colour, and a fountain of creativity bubbles up from there: think striking patterns, structured silhouettes, and utterly unique details. Created from scratch every time, this is fashion that is timelessly chic, perennially enjoyable, and 100% sustainable.
For those moments when you want to indulge your inner magpie (because who doesn’t have them every now and then?), make a beeline for interior designer Penny Morrison’s fabrics, wallpapers and inimitable homewares. Her creations pair unexpected patterns and palettes in a way that is effortlessly harmonious, exuding spontaneity and sophistication in equal measure.
If Collagerie were a book, it would be produced by Phaidon. The globally renowned publisher is celebrated for its beautifully crafted tomes on fashion, art, interiors and design, in addition to texts on travel, food and photography. With more than 1,500 titles in print, Phaidon has created a library of cool and cultured publications. So we’re thrilled to welcome this visionary publisher to our roster of brands and introduce Phaidon into our own story.
Sometimes our most prized pieces of jewellery aren’t just a form of decoration — they’re a talisman, protecting us and bringing us good fortune. That is the intention for PICHULIK, an ethical jewellery, accessories atelier based in Cape Town, South Africa. Its unique, intentional creations are designed to impart sacred feminine wisdom, sharing stories of brave women and celebrating feminine narratives via handcrafted organic materials and distinctive forms.
Pink City Prints
Drawing inspiration from founder Molly Russell’s time living in Jaipur, and the way the city was brought to life by its inhabitants’ approach to craft, colour and community, Pink City Prints creates handcrafted pieces using embroidery, looming and block printing techniques that have been perfected and passed down over generations.
Ex-Vogue stylist Pippa Holt’s artisanal kaftans have been a huge hit with the fashion pack since their launch, with Pippa serving as her own best advertisement, wearing the designs all year round. Craftsmanship and community are the hallmarks of this ethical company. It takes a month to make each kaftan, hand-woven in Mexico by local women using naturally dyed cotton and ancient techniques. Whether paired with a bikini on holiday or layered over a long-sleeved tee and chunky socks on cooler days, each exquisite Pippa Holt kaftan has tradition and timelessness in every stitch.
Polkra has made its home in London, but the brand has a global spirit, with its team travelling the world to seek out the very best in timeless homewares. High-quality raw materials, design and craftsmanship are always front and centre — we’ve got a serious soft spot for their Wiggle tablecloths and Midnight placemats.
The past is perfect with Print Sisters, an east London-based sister duo whose archive of vintage textiles and hand-created artworks dates back as early as the 1800s. Each artwork in this curated collection has been lovingly reworked and revived to honour the craftsmanship of the original piece, using 100% recycled and sustainable papers.
Resortwear designed for work, play and everything in between is the name of the game at Rae Feather. Inspired by her travels all over the world, Rae’s breezy pyjamas, cotton tees and signature straw accessories are designed to spark joy, and have seen her become a favourite amongst influencers and editors alike.
Rebecca Udall launched her fine linens and luxury tableware brand in 2018, after struggling to find contemporary, design-led fine linens, and homeware with a story. Based on the belief that our homes have a large impact on our wellbeing, Udall’s in-house designs and curated collections focus on provenance, craftsmanship, longevity and timeless, elegant style.
Founded in 2022 by fashion buyer Keda Rich and Monica Velosa, a Portuguese gastroenterologist, Riand 28 is inspired by the French architect — and pioneer of modernity — Charlotte Perriand. A serene confidence underpins its creations, which are designed to fuse function and aesthetic, and all its collections are crafted in small batches from premium quality materials — which always gets a big tick from us.
Having studied Architecture and Applied Arts at the University of Belgrade, Roksanda Ilincic moved to London, and graduated with an MA in Womenswear from Central Saint Martins. Today, her signature aesthetic is defined by a bold use of colour, architectural silhouettes and a distinctive use of fabrics, and her standout prints draw inspiration from modern and contemporary art.
Based in east London, Rose England is an artist, illustrator and print designer whose bold, abstract and illustrative works convey a sense of what it feels like to find yourself immersed in some of London’s most iconic spaces. Her artworks often showcase elements of nature, with a particular focus on flowers — a fascination that was shaped by a happy childhood spent on her father’s rose farm.
Roxanne First’s first memories are of forays into her grandmother’s jewellery box, watching her mother layer bracelets, and losing sleep over her godmother’s engagement ring. From these early days, a penchant for collecting and effortless layering has found its way into her fine jewellery designs, which use solid gold and ethically sourced stones to create stackable pieces that you’ll never have to take off (or want to, quite frankly).
In one of our favourite examples of going back to the drawing board, in 1999, shoe designer Rupert Sanderson left a twelve-year career in advertising to study at East London’s renowned Cordwainers College, before going to Italy to work at Sergio Rossi and Bruno Magli. With a design philosophy of “less is more”, Sanderson’s creations are made using the finest leathers and materials, and (we think you’ll like this bit) each style is named after a daffodil.
Ready to take a trip? Produced between the UK and Italy, Sabina Savage’s elaborate, hand-illustrated prints weave fantastical stories that traverse continents and delve headfirst into the depths of history, stitching a connection between history and the natural world. Immerse yourself in tales of explorers and sultans, medieval beasts, the fall of Pompeii, and ancient Persepolis (plus much else besides).
Exquisitely feminine and unabashedly glamorous, Saloni Lodha’s womenswear brand couldn’t be more aptly named. More than just an eponymous label, the word saloni means “beautiful” in Sanskrit, capturing not just the jewel-box dazzle of Lodha’s designs, but also their nomadic spirit. Inspired by her childhood in India and a life lived between Hong Kong, Seoul, London and Italy, her work blends contemporary elegance with timeless global touches. “Beautiful” or rather “Saloni” sums it up perfectly.
Luxury fragrance house Sana Jardin is on a mission to harness the power of commerce for social good: its collection of perfumes is designed to transport and uplift the wearer, while also giving them the opportunity to be a part of a cycle of change. Founded on the principles of a circular economy, its innovative business model empowers women in its supply chain to become micro-entrepreneurs by up-cycling the waste products from perfume production.
Sandra was on holiday in Japan in 2019, eating ramen and daydreaming about pearls, when she came up with the idea for her jewellery brand (we’d probably call that a delicious twist of fate). Based between her London home studio and her Spanish homeland, her label features pieces that are derived from nature, using materials like cultured pearls or lampworks glass, and handcrafted by local artisans through the intricate manipulation of these different raw materials.
Sans Matin was borne out of a need for stylish, comfortable, and affordable trainers that suited a variety of environments – whether you’re working in an office in London or propping up a local bar in Medellin. Ethically handmade with incredible craftsmanship, we’ve got their Original and Domino styles on high rotation, all year round.
Saye believes that we cannot (and must not) deny the damage we are doing to our planet — and it’s on a mission to inspire a shift towards a more conscious way of living. Led by its core values of innovation, transparency, social consciousness and sustainability through veganism, Saye takes steps towards a more eco-friendly future, offering an alternative to the conventional fashion industry.
Seventy + Mochi
To understand this earth-friendly, denim-based brand, consider its rallying cry: “We believe in jeans done the right way for the planet, for the people who make them and for you.” From the stitching to the swing tags, the entire collection is responsibly manufactured. And its designs are as striking as its ethos. Think dramatic co-ords and classic dungarees, sweet retro blouses and bold jumpsuits. Conscious meets chic; statement detail meets functional design: this is Seventy + Mochi. Embrace it!
It’s no surprise Sharland England’s homewares are so stylish. The brains behind the brand is Louise Roe, an editor/broadcaster who spent 15 years in the fashion industry before embracing her true passion: interiors. ‘Sharland’ is the maiden name of Roe’s great grandmother – reflecting not just the brand’s intimate feel but also its nostalgic air – and alongside its own delightful tablewares and furniture, Sharland England also stocks Roe’s antique finds. It’s an irresistible mix, guaranteed to enrich your home with its cool and quirky charm.
Designed with 21st-century girls and women in mind, Smock London’s smocking runs riots over Liberty print dresses and cotton nightdresses. The brand’s raucous, rebellious spirit is inspired by the brilliant women from history its pieces are named after.
For Sue Stemp and Paud Roche, the husband-and-wife team behind LA label St. Roche, “less is more” is the secret to responsible style. Thus, their womenswear brand delivers seasonless pieces with lasting appeal. Think second-skin sweater dresses, elegant coatigans, slick day-to-night tailoring and their signature romantic tulle partywear. A perfect blend of vintage charm and modern femininity, the duo describe their designs as “timeless, unique and made to last”. We’d add “utterly gorgeous”, too.
In boating terms, a ‘stathe’ is a wharf – a place to return to, as well as one where journeys begin. It’s an apt name for this beautiful womenswear brand, whose pieces explore the dialogue between timelessness and transience. Its elegantly crafted dresses and tailored daywear bring contemporary spirit to classic silhouettes, evoking a mood of modern nostalgia. In our experience, once you begin your Stathe journey, there’s no desire to turn back…
Described by The Times as a sustainable route to raising your accessories game (a ringing endorsement if ever there was one), Stelar works directly with artisans in Bali to craft unique hand-woven accessories that are imbued with history and meaning. Founder Lorna Watson, a trained goldsmith and designer, hopes that in referencing the past and embracing the future, the brand can celebrate skills that would otherwise be in decline.
Stola London is a brand borne out of unexpected encounters: a university friendship, chance meetings in Portobello Road, and lockdown planning sessions. Founder Poppy fell in love with hemp for its elegant aesthetic and potential to reduce the carbon footprint of the fashion industry, and — hundreds of Zoom calls later — the result is a modern brand inspired by ancient traditions of relaxed hemp stolas.
Born in Scotland, handcrafted in Spain and lusted after worldwide, Strathberry bags are the epitome of global glamour. Founded by husband-and-wife team Guy and Leanne Hundleby, the Edinburgh-based luxury leather goods brand is celebrated for its elegant aesthetic; think modern, functional pieces defined by their sumptuous hides, glossy hardware and signature bar closure. And while the look may be chic and contemporary, the artisanal finish gives Strathberry designs an enduring beauty you’ll cherish forever and a day.
Sunday Somewhere is designed for pupils of the daydream: people for whom there’s always someone new to meet, somewhere different to explore. People who love last-minute flights and trips without a destination. The brand’s handmade frames are inspired by frames of the 70’s, and have been seen on celebrities like Beyoncé, Rihanna, and Lady Gaga.
In the most charming thing we’ve read on the internet today, French-English illustrator and artist Tatiana Alida Carrelet describes herself as living her dream, one drawing at a time. There’s a certain childlike wonder to her style, which plays on imperfections and whimsy in a way that is nostalgic, but never saccharine. We particularly adore Tatiana's best selling butter dish and, naturally, her "Champagne Please" print.
Picture a Venn diagram featuring iconic British design, timeless Hollywood glamour and rock and roll bohemia. Got it? Right in the middle is where you’ll find glasses brand Taylor Morris. Born in 2013 in South West London, it’s on a mission to bring accessible luxury eyewear to the discerning global explorer via its timeless, London-inspired frames.
The Art Shop
The Art Shop is a brand new online gallery, set within the Collagerie platform. Curated to share the work of artists we admire, our first collection features limited-edition prints by 17 inspirational female creatives. Each artist has been chosen for their own distinctive vision – be it still-life, figurative imagery, portraiture or abstract composition – but all embrace the colour and craftsmanship that is Collagerie’s calling card.
The Colombia Collective
The Colombia Collective is on a mission to bring your home to life, showcasing handcrafted pieces by over 800 artisans from 14 different communities, each with their own distinct culture, identity and story. A merging of traditional techniques with modern design, and a dedication to collaboration and learning, results in utterly unique collections that are brimming with soul and style.
Relaxed optimism is the order of the day with The Sette’s beautifully crafted table- and kitchenware. From colourful cutlery and printed linens to scalloped-edge plates, everything is designed to be used for special occasions as well as everyday (as you can probably guess, we don’t believe in saving things for best). Whether your taste leans colourful, minimalist, cultivated or playful, you’re guaranteed to discover something you’ll love.
The community of sisterhood is at the heart of Usisi Sister — from the woman you work next to every day to your very own sister. The brand was founded in 2019 by sisters Kathryn and Millie Allsopp, who wanted to use their backgrounds in fashion buying and design to create a collection of timeless, elevated separates in colours to suit every customer. Designed in London, Usisi Sister is produced in female-led fair trade factories around the world, using sustainably sourced all-natural fabrics.
V by Laura Vann
Led by an ethos of longevity, V by Laura Vann is inspired by jewellery that has survived the test of time. You won’t find flash-in-the-pan trends on the agenda here — instead, Laura Vann counters fast fashion with an enduring Art Deco aesthetic. Guided by over 20 years of experience from her family’s jewellery business, V’s creations are timeless and ethical, and made to last using recycled silver.
In search of uplifting clothes with a purpose (is anyone not)? Look to Valeria Cotoner, the New York-based label founded in 2021 by Valeria Castillejo. Born in Madrid, with family roots in Mallorca, Castillejo’s creations are influenced by the rich cultural heritage of her country and life in New York City — expect endless versatility, simple-yet-sophisticated silhouettes, and her signature vibrant hues.
Velobello’s mission statement is music to our ears: it’s all about being healthy, saving the planet, and finding the perfect balance between beauty and practicality (you can probably see now why it speaks to us). Its bikes are handcrafted in Europe, built with a classic contemporary design that makes them easy to navigate comfortably and quickly (we’ll be taking that Dutch-style in pistachio, please).
Verden is a natural fragrance brand for bath, body and home, and its founders Charlotte and Arabella believe that natural fragrance rituals connect us to our breath and the earth, allowing us to feel elemental joy and reconnect with happiness. Drawing inspiration from the enduring natural elements Charlotte encountered during her childhood in Denmark, Verden products are formulated with natural, plant-based ingredients, making them vegan and cruelty free.
From vibrant tableware and statement lighting to a playful family of vases, you’d be forgiven for thinking Maltese brand Villa Bologna Pottery was a thoroughly modern creation. In fact, it dates back to the 1920s, with a fourth-generation family member now at the helm, partnered by young British creatives. Good news for those in search of conversation-piece ceramics – the hunt for hot pots is over!
With an timelessly elegant aesthetic that is underpinned by a fiercely independent spirit, Vilshenko's unique folk-inspired details and traditional influences are romantic touches that we fall in love with season after season.
Timeless design is a Collagerie passion, and few brands can compete with the heritage behind Volga Linen – after all, linen is the oldest fibre known to have been used by humans. Luxury British brand Volga Linen celebrates that history, working with Central and Eastern European artisans to produce heirloom-quality interior designs. From delicately embroidered bed linen to folkloric cushions and crisp tableware, Volga Linen’s exquisite pieces bring history into the home.
Wicklewood spans three generations across the interior design, textile and fashion industries — so design is ingrained in the family legacy. Created for the modern nomad, its mission is to bring your home to life with four simple ideas: colourful throw cushions, bold area rugs, beautiful bedding and decorative accents. Style made simple: we love it.
With Nothing Underneath
When former Tatler editor Pip Durell launched With Nothing Underneath in 2017, her mission was deceptively simple: to create an everyday shirt that could be worn effortlessly, without thought — or anything underneath. Today, this female-founded, independently operated label takes that initial goal up a notch, combining it with an approach to production and materials that prioritises clothing lifespan and conscious consumption.
Yolke started life as a London-based luxury sleepwear brand in 2013. Not wanting to sleep on its reputation as the buzzy new silk label on the block, it soon branched out into ready-to-wear: its collection of versatile, classic-meets-playful staples are crafted from eco-friendly, plant-based fabrics, and always adhere to the brand’s motto of ‘For the love of prints’ (which we adore, as you can probably imagine).
For Zoë de Givenchy, luxury is about authenticity, beauty and practicality: what matters is not how much we have, but the provenance of the things we do have, and how they make us feel. It is with this ethos in mind that she created Z.d.G. — created in the spirit of family, it offers unique, beautiful pieces for the home, celebrating the finest traditional European craftsmanship and ancient artisanal techniques.